Background and activities
Professor with primary field of interest is digitalization of organizations. Key concerns include challenges of integration, change and standardization. Particularly interested in the interplay between 'technical' and non-technical design decisions especially in large-scale ("infrastructural") projects. Empirically, my work has focused on the health care sector (Norway and developing countries) and the oil and gas sector.
I’m adjuct professor at Univ. of Oslo, Dept. of Informatics, Group on Information Systems/ Global Infrastructures.
I’m Senior Editor at MISQ and Information and Organization. I am also AE/advisory board of The Information Society (TIS), IT for development (ITD), Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) and the International Journal of Standards & Standardization research.
I was previously Senior Editor at Information Systems Research (ISR) and Editor-in-chief of the SJIS (2001-2005).
- Project member of EXAIGON, NFR financed project on XAI (explainable AI)
- Management group of BRU21,
- Management group for SIRIUS (http://www.sirius-labs.no/) NFR SFI centre on Scalable data access in the oil and gas domain with Univ. of Oslo, Oxford Univ. and external partners.
- Project leader for Digital oil (Doil ) addressing the exploitation of vast amount of sensor based information in the oil and gas industry. Partners are Univ. of Oslo and Studio Apertura. The project is funded (2012-2015) by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
I’m in the project group of Agile 2.0 on the “scaling” agile methods, KMB within NFR BIA (2014 – 2018) with Sintef as PI.
Responsible for the PhD involvement of IDI in the Centre for Integrated Operations (IO centre) within oil and gas.
- Project partner in Global health eInfrastructues (GHeI) addressing the integration of health information systems in developing countries, together with Univ. of Oslo. The project is funded (2009-2012) by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
- Pnvolved with the FIPP project addressing flexible integration of processes in the public sector, together with the Univ. of Oslo Dept. of Informatics and Technology, innovation and Culture (TIK). The project is funded (2006 – 2009) by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
- Part of the management group of the project ‘Regional communication within and across health organisations’ with the U. of Tromsø. The project is funded (2006 – 2009) by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
- Pnvolved with the HISP project dealing with health information systems in deprived areas in the South, especially Southern and Eastern Africa and South Asia. The project is headed by the Univ. of Oslo.
- Involved in the ‘Integrated health information system for vaccination in developing countries’ headed by the U. of Oslo. The project is funded (2007 – 2012) by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Acting with inherently uncertain data: practices of data-centric knowing. Journal of the AIS.
- (2020) Digital sand: The becoming of digital representations. Information and organization. vol. 30 (1).
- (2019) Synthetic Knowing: The Politics of the Internet of Things. MIS Quarterly. vol. 43 (1).
- (2018) Data Handling in Knowledge Infrastructures: A Case Study from Oil Exploration. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACMHCI). vol. 2 (CSCW).
- (2018) Reflections on digital innovation. Information and organization. vol. 28 (2).
- (2017) P for platform: Architectures of large-scale participatory design. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS). vol. 29 (2).
- (2016) Online community as space for knowledge flows. Information systems research. vol. 27 (4).
- (2016) A measure of ‘environmental happiness’: Infrastructuring environmental risk in oil and gas offshore operations. Science & Technology Studies. vol. 29 (1).
- (2016) Synthetic situations in the internet of things. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. vol. 489.
- (2015) The nested materiality of environmental monitoring. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS). vol. 27 (1).
- (2015) The Digital Coral: Infrastructuring Environmental Monitoring. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). vol. 24 (5).
- (2014) Innovation in Information infrastructures: introduction to the special issue. Journal of the AIS. vol. 15 (4).
- (2013) Integration as interdependent workaround. International Journal of Medical Informatics. vol. 82 (5).
- (2013) Towards a Socio-technically Resilient Collaborative Medication Process. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. vol. 984 (7).
- (2013) The interplay between global standards and local practice in nursing. International Journal of Medical Informatics. vol. 82 (12).
- (2013) From artefacts to infrastructure. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). vol. 22 (4-6).
- (2012) Electronic patient record development: the case for an evolutionary strategy. Health Policy and Technology. vol. 1 (1).
- (2012) The family resemblance of technologically mediated work practices. Information and organization. vol. 22 (3).
- (2012) Trans-situated use of integrated information systems. European Journal of Information Systems. vol. 21 (6).
- (2011) Social software and strategy. Long range planning. vol. 44 (5-6).